Search

Revealed: How much Tower Hamlets’ population grew in a year

PUBLISHED: 07:00 27 June 2019

The borough's population has increased. Picture: Isabel Infantes

The borough's population has increased. Picture: Isabel Infantes

Archant

The number of people living in Tower Hamlets increased by almost 10,000 in a year, new figures have revealed.

The population density estimate by the Office of National Statistics (ONS) suggests 317,705 people were living in the borough in mid-2018 - an increase from 307,964 the year before.

Only Westminster saw more people - 10,528 - move in during that same time period. Two boroughs, Haringey and Ealing, saw a decrease in population.

You may also want to watch:

Tower Hamlets also has the second highest population density in the capital, with 16,057 people per sq km.

It comes in narrowly behind Islington, which has 16,097 people per sq km.

This is vastly higher than the London-wide average of 5,666 people per sq km.

And Tower Hamlets' population is set to increase even further in the next few years, with a series of planned hoing schemes set to create thousands of new homes throughout the borough.


If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the East London Advertiser. Click the link in the orange box above for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Latest from the East London Advertiser